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 Cox Communications is increasing the speed of Cox’s Connect2Compete internet service. 

Starting Dec. 11, Cox will temporarily double the Connect2Compete speed to 50 mbps/download for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year in all Cox markets.

This is aimed to help students complete schoolwork, communicate with teachers, and have the same opportunities to access information as their classmates. 

The Connect2Compete plan is a low-cost internet plan designed to augment the educational opportunities of low-income children who do not have a reliable and affordable internet connection at home. This Cox internet package is offered to students and families receiving government assistance such as reduced or free school lunch, SNAP benefits or public housing.

“During the current COVID-19 spike, many students and teachers are returning to distance learning, once again needing to rely on their at-home internet service provider,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. “I am thankful that Cox Communications promptly responded to my request to provide low-income students and families with higher internet speeds.”

“Cox remains committed to ensuring that all kids in our service areas have access to broadband connectivity so that they can do homework, communicate with their teachers and have the same opportunities to access information as their classmates,” said John Wolfe, Southwest regional general manager, Cox Communications. 

Families can qualify for Connect2Compete easily from anywhere whether on their mobile device or desktop by visiting  

Eligible participants signing up before Dec. 31 will receive two months of free service and pay $9.95 monthly going forward.